Need an affortable tablet to give to your kid? Acer just announced a low-cost, family-oriented slate


Acer is here at CES 2016, announcing a number of new products ranging from smartphones to laptops. Among them is a brand-new, 8-inch Iconia One 8 tablet. It's an affordable slate, aimed at families that are looking for an inexpensive machine to give to their younglings. As such, the One 8 features a built-in Kids Center, which simplifies the interface, delivers pre-screened content appropriate for children, and offers additional parental controls.

The Iconia One 8 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek SoC, 1 GB of RAM, and has 16 GB of storage, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. Its display has an 8-inch diagonal and sports a 720 x 1280 resolution, making for a 162 PPI pixel density. The tablet features a couple of modest snappers – a 5 MP main camera and a 2 MP front-facing one. It runs on Android 5.1 and while we don't have the exact battery capacity, Acer promises around 9 hours of battery life.

As far as usage, the manufacturer claims that the tablet can handle web-browsing, video-watching, and casual games just fine. The Acer Iconia 8 will launch in the US this February, priced at $99.99.

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7 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

So they're targeting kids now? This shouldn't be happening

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Kids and... THE THIRD WORLD. Didn't occur to you, eh?

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Now? They been targeting kids for awhile now.. where the hell you been!?!

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Intel Nextbook 7 Is Better And Cheaper.

5. mawi2013

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

6. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Meh. Just get a Fire for $50 and sideload Google Apps and call it a day. Plus the Fire will play Amazon Prime Video while the Acer won't.

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Why wouldn't the Acer play Amazon Prime Video?

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